BCS Talk Marks Anniversary of Atlas-1
Just over fifty years ago, the world’s largest and most powerful general-purpose supercomputer – the Ferranti Atlas-1 – was commissioned at the Atlas Computer Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
To mark this historic event, Dr Victoria Marshall and Dr Tom Kirkham from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will be giving a talk to outline how scientific and multi-disciplinary computing has evolved over the past fifty years and how the design of Atlas-1 still has an influence on computing today.
- Thursday 12 May 2016 at 19:30
- Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
No registration necessary. Refreshments served from 19:00
21st April from 10am at the Oxford e-Research Centre
This event, in conjunction with SES (Science Engineering South) will be an opportunity to hear from a range of researchers using high performance computing (HPC) in Oxford and to network with researchers and representatives from SMEs in the Science Engineering South region.
There will be a series of presentations from a variety of research, supporting presentations from our collaborators OCF and Lenovo, a research poster exhibition and plenty of networking opportunities. During lunch there will also be an opportunity to tour the city of Oxford on an open top bus!
Places are limited. To confirm your participation in the event, please register at:
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- Developing/ piloting new Public Engagement with Research activities
- Improving existing Public Engagement with Research activity
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Grants are typically expected to be around £1,000 to £2,500 and the Principal Applicant must be a researcher employed by the University of Oxford (co-applicants can include other researchers, research students, teaching staff; public engagement officers and research facilitators).
This scheme is part of the University’s Research Councils UK Catalyst Seed Fund Award, which aims to improve institutional support for Public Engagement with Research.
A concise Application Form and set of Guidelines are available from: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/findfunding/internal/#d.en.229160
International Women’s Day Lecture by Prof Judy Wajcman
Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Wednesday 2 March
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Street)
In this lecture Professor Judy Wajcman, Visiting Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, will examine the ways in which robotics embody the desire to save valuable time by enabling us to complete tasks ever faster and more efficiently. They are supposed to make our lives easier. Yet we hear constant laments that we are pressed for time, and that the pace of everyday life is accelerating. How do we explain this conundrum? And why is it that machines designed for today’s service economy often resemble gender stereotypes?
For further information and booking see: www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2268. The event will also be live webcast at: https://www.youtube.com/user/21school
The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 are now open for applications. Awards will be made to five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a fellowship of £15,000. This award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral researchers in continuing their cutting-edge research. The award is paid directly to the beneficiary and the fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.
The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences. The deadline for applications is 11th March 2016.
More information and the online application form can be found here: